HORSE SHOWS—The U.S. Equestrian Team of Captain WILLIAM STEINKRAUS, KATHY KUSNER, NEAL SHAPIRO and FRANK CHAPOT won all the awards to sweep the Pennsylvania National in Harrisburg with 130 points. Canada was second with 76. Chapot captured the International Grand Prix and leading rider award. Steinkraus, a member of the U.S. Olympic team since 1952 and a gold medalist in 1956, announced he will retire next month.
MOTOR SPORTS—JIM WALTHER of Mentor, Ohio won the National Hot Rod Association's World Finals in the top Fuel Dragster class in Amarillo, Texas (page 70).
Bobby Allison, driving a Chevrolet, took a commanding lead at the 317th lap and went on to win the $106,900 American 500 Grand National stock-car race in Rockingham, N.C.
TENNIS—JOHN NEWCOMBE of Australia beat Marty Riessen 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 7-5 in the finals of the $50,000 Rothmans International in Vancouver, B.C.
TRACK & FIELD—VIKTOR SANEYEV of the U.S.S.R. set a world record for the triple jump with a mark of 57'2�" in Moscow. The previous record of 57'1" was set by Pedro Perez of Cuba last year.
MILEPOSTS—ANNOUNCED: That the World Golf Hall of Fame will be built on the original fourth green of the No. 2 course at Pinehurst, N.C.
RESIGNED: MAURICE (Rocket) RICHARD, 51, Montreal Canadiens' Hall-of-Famer, as coach of the World Hockey Association's Quebec Nordiques, after just two games. Richard had previously asked for a week's leave of absence for nervous strain.
SENTENCED: HAROLD EDWIN BALLARD, 69, president of the Toronto Maple Leafs and a governor of the National Hockey League, to three years in the Kingston ( Ontario) Penitentiary for theft and fraud.
DIED: RICHARD SANDERS, 27, of Portland, Ore., who won silver medals at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics as a 126-pound wrestler; in an automobile crash near Skopje, Yugoslavia.
DIED: WALTER (Turk) BRODA, 58, a member of hockey's Hall of Fame and a star goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs in an era when NHL clubs carried one goalie; of a heart attack.